Monday, May 7, 2018

My Thoughts: 9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno

9 Days and 9 Nights
(99 Days #2)
by Katie Cotugno
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Publication Date: May 1st 2018
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062674111
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Source: Edelweiss

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The irresistible sequel to the bestselling 99 Days.

Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago . . . after all the people she hurt and the family she tore apart.

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Molly has just said “I love you” to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they are off on a romantic European vacation together, starting with scenic London. But there on a Tube platform, the past catches up to her in the form of Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie.

After comparing itineraries, Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip, to Ireland. Sadie, who’s dying to go there, jumps at the prospect. And Molly and Gabe can’t bring themselves to tell the truth about who they once were to each other to their new significant others.

Now Molly has to spend nine days and nine nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through as new, improved Molly, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back? (Goodreads)

I’m always super curious when I discover a new book by Katie Cotugno, and I immediately added 9 Days and 9 Nights to my TBR the moment I discovered it. (I think it’s the pretty covers that always reel me in to her books!) Little did I know that this book was actually a sequel to 99 Days, which I read a few years ago and thought was an interesting read. Once I figured this out, I was even more curious to start the book, and I have to say that I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first book!

9 Days and 9 Nights takes place about a year after the ending of 99 Days. If you’ve read the first book, you’ll know it’s full of lots of drama and angst. I’m not a huge fan of drama, but I psyched myself up for it anyways before starting this book, expecting that’s what we’d get in this story, but that wasn’t the case at all. While there was a little in the book, it was pretty low-key, and that made this book a much more relaxing read. The storyline for the book was both entertaining and adventurous. I really love travels books, as they always make me want to visit wherever the characters go. I think I love the setting for the book the most, which starts out in England, and travels over to Paris. I adore books set in Paris, and I’m determined to actually visit there myself one day. The descriptions were perfection, and I particularly loved following Molly as she explored the area.

There were a lot of interesting characters in this book, including a few we know from the previous book, but a few new ones as well! Molly and Gabe, obviously, are back in the story, but we also get to catch up with Imogen, who is a particular favorite of mine from the beginning, and it was fun catching up with her. Molly and Gabe both felt a little like strangers in this story, like, completely different from the people we followed in the first book. Granted, both had been through a pretty emotional time both in the last book, and during the year in between, so I guess that was expected. They surprised me both in this story, and that was not at all what I expected from them.

Overall; 9 Days and 9 Nights was an interesting sequel to 99 Days! I think I enjoyed this book more than the first book, or maybe I just liked it in a different way than the first book, I’m not sure. Regardless, this book would make a great addition to your summer TBR, so if you don’t already have it on your list, add it today!

1 comment:

  1. Her book covers are so eye-catching! I need to pick up the first book, i'm all about drama and angst! lol


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